TO REGISTER FOR THE 2021 NM CHILE CONFERENCE PLEASE USE THIS LINK: https://chile.nmsu.edu/conference


Thank you Dr. Kelley Coffeen for the amazing live cooking demo!


Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa

Makes about 2 cups

¼ c minced red onion

1 medium jalapeno, seeded and minced

2 green onions, minced

¼ c red bell pepper, seeded and minced

1 ½ c crushed pineapple, (drained if using canned, medium pineapple if fresh peeled, cored and chopped)

Combine in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix well and chill at least 2 hours.

Green Chile Wontons

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1/4 to ½ cup minced fresh green chile (peeled, seeded)

1/2 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon cumin

1-2 clove garlic, finely chopped

24 wonton wraps

Flour for dusting

Vegetable oil for deep frying

Place the cheese, chile, salt, pepper, cumin and garlic in a medium sized mixing bowl and blend well. Place wonton skins on a cutting board dusted with flour. Place 1 teaspoon of cheese filling on the edge of a corner of a wrap. Wet the edges of the wrap all the way around. Fold the wrap over the cheese to create a triangle and pinch the edges to seal. Repeat for each wonton wrap. Dust with flour. Heat the oil in a deep skillet of fryer. Fry 4 to 8 wontons at a time until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Serve with Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa.

Order Cookbooks!

To order one of Dr. Coffeen’s cookbooks go to our shop page and order; if you would like it signed please add to comments or send an e-mail with how you would like it addressed. cpi@nmsu.edu


Our 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference went GREAT!  Thank you to All our Sponsors and everybody to participated this year! We hope you enjoyed our new venue as much as we did.

List of Vendors from our 2020 Conference

  Bonsantini Benn NNZ J&J Supply 7900 Market Place Las Cruces NM 88007 (575)541-8155 towens@nnzusa.com
  Bowman Josh Rio Gro LLC 411 Highway 192 West Mesquite NM 88048 (575)206-6816 josh.riogro@gmail.com
  Cohen Paul Diamond Fiber Glass 1036 Industrial Park Drive Victoria TX 77905 (361)572-4040 pcohen@diamondfiberglass.com
  French Elizabeth Ag New Mexico Farm Credit 7501 North Prince Clovis NM 88102   chi.robb@farmcreditbank.com
  Hobson Jason Advancing Eco Agriculture 4551 Parks West Road Middlefield OH 44062   akempf@advancingegoag.com
  Lozano Daniel Win Supply PO Box 2632 Anthony NM 88021   delozano@winsupplyinc.com
  Massey Craig New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum 4100 Dripping Springs Road Las Cruces NM 88011 (575)522-4100 craig.massey@state.nm.us
  Robinson Chaddy NMSU Ag Economics and Ag Business MSC 3169 Las Cruces NM 88003   chadelle@nmsu.edu
  Romero Felipe Visit Soccoro 217 Fisher Avenue Soccoro NM 87801 (575)835-8927  
  Russel Warren Ag New Mexico Farm Credit            
  Russel Emily NMDA MSC 3189 Las Cruces NM 88003   erussell@nmda.nmsu.edu
  Salinas Quiroz Pedro Natur-Abono 9440 Viscount Blvs Suite 120 El Paso TX 79924   psalinasq@gmail.com
  Sanchez Josh Farm Credit of New Mexico PO Box 94330 Albuquerque NM 87199   shacey.sullivan@farmcreditnm.com
  Vaughn Michael Souhwest Equipment Group 10265 West Camelback Rd #150 Pheoniz AZ 85037   mike@swequipmentgroup.com
  Welty Matthew Western Blend Fertalizer 7000 N Valley Dr Las Cruces NM 88007   weltymatthew@icloud.com
  Wright Remi Certis USA 2303 Wayside Dr Bryan TX 77802   rwright@certisusa.com
       T-Moble 10231 Rising Tree Street Las Vegas NV 89183   paije.kimble@t-mobile.com

Presentations Available from our 2020 Conference….

Dott Chile Conference 2020

2020 Willis chile pepper Edited

Conference presentation Valles

Guzman Chile Conference 2020

Welcome Reception

Las Cruces Convention Center is Located at 680 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001.

The 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference Welcome Reception will be held from 4-6pm on February 3rd in Exhibit Hall 2 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The Dona Ana County Master Gardeners will be hosting a salsa contest, Commercial Booth Displays and Graduate Student research posters will be on display as well.

Any individual who registers for the New Mexico Chile Conference will be able to attend this event.

Please see Link Below a TENTATIVE Schedule of this years Conference.



Preregistration will be open till January 31 by 12:00pm. After that you will have to pay Walk-In registration prices.

Companies and individuals interested in having a booth must call to reserve booth space as soon as possible. A six-foot table and tablecloth will be provided. If electricity is needed, please bring your own extension cords.

Individual: Preregistration – $140  Walk-In – $150

Booth (Includes 2 individuals): Preregistration – $475 Walk-In – $500

Register at the link below:


Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations must be made separately with the the Courtyard by Marriott Las Cruces at New Mexico State University:  Please Call (575)-526-1722 before January 12, 2020 or click on the link below for Discounted Rates!